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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Oct 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: holocaust
Read in December, 2009

For half the book, I found myself reading at warp speed so I could find out what happened to the little boy in the cupboard. In those chapters, the suffering of the Jews of Paris is described through the eyes of the boy's big sister, and she remains unidentified until later. Each chapter is followed by another chapter following an American woman living in paris in 2002. I liked how the two plots converged--two separate lives, two separate times, intertwining.

For the second half of the book, I kept reading to see if our modern protagonist would find the girl, grown up and freed. Without spoiling the ending, I think what happened to her is realistic and believable.

My only problem with the novel was when in the little girl's point of view, some of the language, descriptions, questions the girl asked herself seemed trite.

But overall, this is a very good, haunting book.

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